Lessons From a Failing Company

When Leigh Radford was young, her father worked in logistics at Procter & Gamble, formulating new products and technologies for Pringles. Radford’s mother worked as an educator at the University of Cincinnati, specializing in early-childhood education. Later, Radford worked for Eastern Air Lines, which would become Continental Airlines, before going on to get her master’s […]

Observations and lessons from two decades of writing about video games

Halo 5 featured perhaps the series’ most confounding campaign yet… but the online multiplayer still ruled. (credit: Microsoft / 343) Tell Me a Story (Or “The Play’s the Thing,” originally published on The Game Beat, April 28, 2017.) If you are connected to video games professionally, you probably heard some sort of discussion over Ian […]

7 positive lessons you learn when you leave a toxic, abusive relationship behind

Rakicevic Nenad / Unsplash Breaking up is hard. Breaking up with someone who has abused you is even harder. You will feel confused and traumatised for some time. It’s not all terrible though — distance will make you realise you’re stronger. Trauma doesn’t stay with you forever, and there are actually several positives from what […]

Apple releases GarageBand 10.3 for Mac with free music lessons and new drummers

Over a year after its last update, Apple’s music-making app GarageBand has been bumped to version 10.3, and there are some treats inside for Mac users. Previously paid guitar and piano lessons by famous musicians are now being offered for free, two new AI drummers have been added, and tons of new sounds are available, […]

The 10 smartest lessons about life, money, and careers we heard in graduation speeches this year

Leon Bennett/Getty Over the past month, college and high school graduation ceremonies featured speeches from high-profile figures. Oprah told graduates at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to strive to aim high in their skills. Actor Chadwick Boseman encouraged graduates at Howard University to find purpose rather than a job or a career.  […]

15 Lessons on How to Surround Yourself With Good Friends (and Less Enemies)

Be honest: how many good friends do you have? If you are a man, the chances are slim that you have a tribe of good friends. As men New York Times article we tend to become isolated. [1] Women, in spite of their natural ability to connect to other women, in our tech age are also […]